Please join us on the Help To Hope Facebook page. Over the next two weeks, the focus will be on teen dating abuse.
What is teen dating abuse? Is it physical violence? Yes. But it’s so much more, encompassing emotional/verbal abuse, sexual, financial, and digital abuse … and more.
We will take some time to learn about all of these, as well as how parents can help their adolescents avoid abusive relationships in the first place.
(Photo Credit: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/12/10/1308231/teen-dating-violence/ via Google Images)
Would you recognize the warning signs of teen dating abuse? Do you need to help a teen you love formulate a safety plan? Do you know how to talk to your child about what a healthy relationship looks like?
Do you know that up to 1 in 3 (1 in 3!!!) teens experience dating abuse? Do you think that only females are victims, or that only those in heterosexual relationships experience this dysfunction and manipulation?
Like the Help To Hope Facebook page and learn about this important and far-reaching subject.
If you are in imminent danger because of an abusive relationship, call 911 (or whatever the emergency number might be for the country you live in).
If you are not in immediate danger, the websites listed below have resources and information about teen dating violence and abuse, as well as (U.S.) hotline numbers. Or you can join us on the Help To Hope Facebook page. (Did I mention that yet?)
(Photo Credit: http://www.inamaegreene.org/teendating.html via Google Images)
++ D.A.S.H. (Dating Abuse Stops Here)